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    Screws for SAA from Dixie Gun Works

    does somebody has experience with the SAA screws from Dixie Gun Works? Their screws are around 5.00 $ each and when I compare with screws from Peacemaker Specialists they are more then twice the Dixie price. Does it pay to try to safe some money?
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    I've got a few parts, springs, and screws from Dixie Gun Works before and have been completely happy with their parts and service.
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    Most places like that charge an arm and leg for shipping. Go on ebay and can find with much less shipping or free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorwichCadet View Post
    Most places like that charge an arm and leg for shipping. Go on ebay and can find with much less shipping or free!
    Forget that, I was on ebay, found the srews, but more expensive and no one is willing to ship to Germany.
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    eBay does not allow overseas shipping of gun parts. It is a response to a federal law.
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    Bought from them 30 years ago SAA screws all fit well nicely blued and nickeled

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallascowboy View Post
    does somebody has experience with the SAA screws from Dixie Gun Works? Their screws are around 5.00 $ each and when I compare with screws from Peacemaker Specialists they are more then twice the Dixie price. Does it pay to try to safe some money?
    Even though I gave Turner Kirkland (founder-DGW) the source of correct Taps and Dies about 25 years ago, Dixie Gun Works has never offered Colt SAA screws with the right threads. Any backstrap, TG, ejector, or base pin screws that I have bought from Dixie required chasing the threads with one of my dies.

    Turner died about 1998, then his son, Hunter, also died a few years ago. I sometimes wonder how much product knowledge is left in Union City, TN.

    As for a few guys who think that Dixie screws threaded nicely into their Colt SAA's, think about this: The Real Colt threads are 47-1/2 degrees (not 60 degrees). And one of these threads is 38.5 threads per inch. Sure, an undersized 60 degree thread with 38 TPI will go in about 1/4" before it starts binding, but it is not correct if run in another 1/4".

    So, I buy these screws from Brownells, who gets them from Pecemaker Specialists. Guess how PS learned how to duplicate the original Colt threads back in the mid-1990s!! Until then the PS Colt SAA screws were awful, and the screw slots were even too wide. I told John Kopec about the proper threads, and had to caliper several original screws to give him the slot width (with tolerances). After arranging for the making of proper screws, John sold his company. So as Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know the rest of the story"!
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    @victorio1sw Thank you for that explantion.
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